insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 109

KITCHENS+BATHROOMS Farleys Kitchens Farleys’ designers recently attended the National Kitchens and Bathrooms Exhibition at the NEC. They looked at alternative manufacturers and, of course, also went to keep up to date with the latest designs, trends and innovations. John Farley says: “The results of this visit were mixed. Firstly, it confirmed our belief that Schmidt is still by far the best kitchen product available for quality of build, versatility and overall range of product choices. The added advantage that they offer up to a 30% volume advantage on the capacity of many of our competitors, coupled with the variable heights for both base and wall units, the almost infinite variation in unit widths, including drawer units, means we can continue to design and install an impressive range of kitchens. We can go from the easy-to-use disabled kitchen through the classic refurbishment to the ultra modern 'in your face' centre of your lifestyle kitchen living room.” Farleys’ staff agreed the most disappointing aspect of the NEC was the overall blandness of the majority of the displays. The designers all seemed to be following the same, 'this year's look'. At Farleys Kitchens, they offer true design flair to make your kitchen an individual concept to best suit both your needs and your aspirations. Once a design has been agreed to match your dreams and needs, they can then offer the pragmatism to make it work, through their own team of fitters and project managers. Over the years, Farleys has designed and installed kitchens in price ranges from £8,000 to £60,000, dependant not only on the means of the customer but their requirements. It is not in their interest to 'oversell' the project \